In this 2-part workshop running next week, participants will learn the basics of black and white analog photography. On Tuesday evening we will develop the black and white films which you have shot already, and on Wednesday we will make enlargements from some of the negatives. It’s a perfect introduction to the silver gelatin photographic process. The workshops take place at StattLab at U-Bahnhof Osloer Strasse on August 18th and 19th at 18:00. Cost is 60€ per person for the 2-part workshop, all materials included except for your roll of film.
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The next workshops introducing analog photography and the StattLab darkroom is set for Tuesday, May 19th at 15:00, with a follow up workshop one week later on May 26th at 15:00. For the first workshop, participants are expected to bring an already exposed roll of black and white process film, like Tri-X or Agfa APX. After an introduction to our space, the analog process and the chemistry, we will process the film together in StattLab’s darkroom. After the film dries off, we will make contact sheets, a sort of analog thumbnail of the negatives.
The next workshop on May 26th is dedicated to making a print from the negative in the darkroom by using an enlarger, the basic method of silver gelatin process photography. By the end of this second workshop, participants will feel comfortable enlarging their own negatives in our darkroom.
The price for the two workshops together is 50€, including all materials except the roll of film. It is also possible to borrow a camera in advance of the workshop. Please send a mail to sign up or for more information. All workshops take place at StattLab in the building of StattBad Wedding, Gerichtstr. 65 13347 Berlin.
After participating in these introductory workshops, you are welcome to come to our open Thursday evening “Printing and Beer” sessions. Taking place every Thursday night, the darkroom gets visitors who are not members of the space but still want to work their way deeper into analog photography. These evenings are 20€, bring your own paper. In addition, intermediate courses and workshops are offered from time to time. Check back here or swing over to StattLab.net for more info!
The next round of workshops introducing analog photography and the StattLab community darkroom is set for Wednesday March 11th and 18th at 15:00. In this 2-part workshop, you will learn how to develop film by hand in the darkroom, make contact prints, and of course enlarge photographs.
Bring a roll of exposed black and white film to the first workshop and we will develop it together All workshops are held at StattLab @ StattBad Wedding, Gerichtstr. 65. Cost is 25€ including materials. Sign up by sending an email .
More details on the workshops can be found here.
We are proud to announce a weekly workshop covering intermediate topics in analog photography, running for 5 Tuesdays in a row beginning February 24th! The workshop will cover choices of film and developer, pushing and pulling film, choice of paper, fun printing techniques in the darkroom, a bit of zone system theory and a handful of other topics. Basically, everything you’ve always wanted to know about darkroom work. The workshop is intended for people who have a least shot a couple of rolls of black and white film and have been in the darkroom a few times. If you’ve done the 2 introductory workshops and are thirsty for more, this is the course for you.
The workshop will be held on five consecutive Tuesdays: February 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. All workshops will be held at StattLab @ StattBad Wedding starting at 17:30 each Tuesday. The course costs 150€ including all materials except for film. The course will be limited to 5 participants. If you are interested in learning more or want to sign up, send a mail.
Time for the next workshop! On Thursday, August 7th at 13:00 there will be a “Intro to the Darkroom” workshop: bring a roll of exposed black and white film, and we will develop it together in the workshop. After developing, we will make contact prints of the negatives – sticking your toes into the world of analog printing, too.
All workshops are held at StattLab @ StattBad Wedding, Gerichtstr. 65. Cost is 25€ including materials. Sign up by sending an email .
Big news for the Analog Photography Berlin community: on 1 June, the workshops will be moving to the renovated StattLAB Wedding, in the building of StattBad.
The process has been going on for some months now, and the move is nearly complete. This grew out of many students asking where they can keep printing after they have learned a bit of analog photography. And now I can answer: in the darkroom at StattLab, a community-oriented photo lab in Berlin.
More concrete information on workshops will follow in the coming weeks – it’ll take some time to make the move. There will likely be a monthly intro workshop, starting in the beginning of July. After participating in the workshops, you can choose to become a member of the lab and work there as much as you want!
Come check out a one-night exhibition we are having this Thursday evening, 22 May, starting at 18:00. It’ll be a relaxed evening to introduce the labs, the people, and the plans.
Better late than never: announcing a workshop tomorrow, Sunday 9 March at 13:00! This is a beginner’s workshop to learn how to expose and develop black and white film. The workshop is held in Friedrichshain an costs 20€ including the chemicals. Bring a camera and film if you have it, otherwise just bring yourself!
It is time to live the dream: in this workshop you will learn how to use a large format film camera, a 4×5″ View Camera. This unique type of camera has been used for everything from press photography in the 1950’s to fine art landscapes, and it still in use today.
We will go over how to load film and use the camera, using the tilt-shift mechanisms of a view camera, and of course take some pictures. We will develop single sheets of film in trays in complete darkness, allowing each shot to be developed individually. At the end we will make contact prints of the negatives.
Please note that material costs are slightly higher than usual, so I will ask for 25 euros for this
workshop. It is also likely to take 7-8 hours. We will begin at 13:00 as usual and try to finish by 21:00. Workshops take place at the lab at Cotheniusstr. 5, Berlin-Friedrichshain.
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The 4×5″ view camera from the 1950’s that we’ll use for the workshop. Sweet.
Learn the most hands-on, DIY, back-to-the-basics approach to photography there is: Pinhole Photography. This Friday, 13 December at 11:00 there will be a workshop on making a camera out of a shoebox. Or one of those plastic just-add-water soup packages. The picture above came out of a soup package. Really.
The workshop will last about six hours, beginning at 11:00. Participation fee is 20 euros including materials – paper, chemistry, construction supplies – but please, bring your own shoebox or soup thing. I can only buy so many shoes. After going over the basics of why this works at all (essentially, a brief history of the camera), you will be guided through building a camera yourself, from the box and basic supplies. At that point we will go into the darkroom, load our cameras, and then go out on the street and shoot. We’ll develop the pictures right away, and we should have enough time (read: daylight) to do this a couple of times. In the end, participants can take home not only their own cameras but also the photos made in them and hand-developed in the darkroom. It’ll be fun!
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Scan of a 5x5cm print from a pinhole camera. This came out of a soup package!
Analog Photography Berlin is pleased to announce The Real Hipstamtlc workshop on Sunday, 17 November at 13:00, where you can learn to exposure and develop your own black and white film!
We will spend an hour or two discussing the basics of exposure and the key differences between digital and analog photography, then we’ll go out and shoot in inspiring Friedrichshain. Coming back to the lab, we’ll warm up with some tea and then start developing film in the darkroom.
By the end of the day, participants will have exposed and develop their own film, and can take their negatives home with them!
The workshop will last between 6 and 7 hours. Participation fee is 20 euros including materials – film, chemical, coffee, tea, beer…
see you there!
Workshop participants enjoying the world through a twin lens reflex camera